New York, August 24 – On this Sunday’s special edition of “State of Belief,” The Interfaith Alliance Foundation’s show on Air America Radio, Rev. Welton Gaddy revisits Katrina, one year later. Welton discusses the progress – and missteps – that have occurred in the recovery process, and explores the role that faith has played throughout it all.


Welton speaks with Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO of PolicyLink, an organization that has been leading the rebuilding efforts through the past year. Blackwell explains that Katrina recovery should play a major role in the upcoming elections, and that “politicians should be talking about how resources are going to be available for roads, parks and schools — the things people need to feel welcomed back and successful in their communities.”


Tom Woodruff, of the Service Employees International Union, talks to Welton about their New Orleans Worker Resource Center, and we hear from experts at the recent Katrina Justice Hearings.


Plus, Welton discusses the ways in which ordinary citizens from across the country can continue to help Katrina recovery, one year later.

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